Richard Long: Ring of Stones

Since the late 1960s, Richard Long has made art by 'walking' through diverse landscapes and terrains from his home city of Bristol and its environs, to Ireland and Scotland, Alaska, Iceland, the Americas, the Himalayas, Africa and Australia. His walks may be short, of a few hours duration, or many days in length.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Queensland, Australia.
From Monday 17 February 2014 to Sunday 20 July 2014

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Published by GAGOMA on Wednesday 18 June 2014.
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Ring of Stones is an example of the artist’s ongoing involvement with the landscape, evoking the natural cycles, rhythms, and the silent vastness of wilderness. By installing works in galleries and sometimes private spaces, the artist compresses the sense of isolation, distance, and time which frames the works in situ. In a gallery space the works provide an analogue of the exterior, past experience while simultaneously asserting a tangible presence. Their installation at ground/floor level – touching the earth by inference – is a deliberately associative gesture. It is that direct contact with the earth which the artist is engaged with in both his walks and his constructions.